Take action and create forever families during National Foster Care Awareness Month
More than 23,000 kids age out of foster care each year.
70% of foster kids would like to go to college
Only 3% of kids who age out will earn a college degree
7 in 10 girls who age out will come pregnant before age 21
60% of boys who age out have been convicted of a crime
1 in 2 kids who age out will develop a substance dependence
Waiting in the System
32% of children who reach 18 in foster care were waiting in the system for than 3 years.
It doesn't have to be this way!
You can change this future by believing that every kid deserves family.
Join us all month to celebrate families, advocate for youth, and come together to fulfill on our mission to ensure every child find a loving forever family.
Transform the life of a kid waiting in foster care!
Every dollar counts. Just like every kid counts.
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 PM
Introduction to You Gotta Believe Virtual Session
If you have ever wondered what it means to adopt from foster care, how the parent training process works, or what makes YGB different from other organizations, this session is for you.
Tuesday, May 17 at 8 pm
Charter Communications presents Stars in the House to benefit YGB
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley present a virtual musical event to shine a light on the urgent need to find families for older kids in foster care!
All Month Long
Invite your network to give the of family!
We are asking all YGB fans to help raise support and awareness for older foster youth who need families! Join us and help connect families by hosting an online fundraiser.
Contact Meghan Wood to get started